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A large number of fellowships are available for students who are pursuing their Master degree or the research degree. The details of the fellowships available are as follows:


This fellowship is a part of lifetime endowment given by Professor Bhikhu Parekh to the centre. The centre has provided this fellowship to 9 MA at the rate of Rs. 3000/ per month for a period of one year.

Students are selected by a Committee constituted by the CPS faculty on basis of criteria such as past academic record, socio-economic background and potential for performing well in postgraduate studies.

The criteria of selecting students are based on:

(i) Interest in pursuing an academic career with strong motivation
(ii) Deprivation

For more details on the Nirman Foundation's Association with the centre click here

Fox International Fellowship
The University has signed an MoU with the Yale Centre for International and Area Studies (Yale University), USA, to administer the programme of Yale University "Fox International Fellowship" in JNU.

As per the agreement, two Fox International fellows from Yale will spend a year at JNU and two fellows from JNU will spend a year at Yale and the students of JNU will be fully funded by Yale University. The Committee shall recommend of M.Phil/Ph.D students to be sent to Yale University in order to conduct research in any of the following fields: Economics, Finance, Political Science. International Relations, Law and Contemporary History. Although the Committee shall decide regarding selection of students of the University for the year 2013-14, the Fox International Fellowship will be awarded by the Yale University for the year 2014-15. The final selection will be done by a committee at Yale.

The students eligible for the year 2013-14 will be only those who have joined M.Phil/Ph.D or Direct Ph.D programme in the Monsoon Semester of academic year 2012-13 or earlier. Hence, they should have completed 3 semesters of M.Phil/Ph.D programme but should not have completed more than 6 semesters of the said programme as on 1st January, 2014.

In the light of the above decision, kindly forward us the recommendations of eligible candidate(s) in the enclosed proforma at the earliest, not later than 20th December, 2013, so as to enable us to take further appropriate action in the matter.
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Fellowships for M.A. Students

Means cum Merit Scholarship
A number of MCM scholarships are available for deserving and meritorious MA students whose parents/guardian's income doesn't exceed Rs.1,00,000 per annum or as may be laid down from time to time.

The amount of the fellowship is Rs. 2000 for non-residents and Rs. 800 for resident students.

Presently, approximately 33 Students of the centre are provided this fellowship.

For more details click on the university main website link
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M.PHIL/PH. D Students

Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship
Both these fellowships are being provided by the UGC Scholarship Scheme.

This fellowship is available to ONLY those candidates who will be eligible for the award of fellowships who qualify in the national level test conducted by the UGC.

Presently, 35 Students (approximately) of the centre are provided the fellowship under this scheme.

UGC Fellowship: 72 Students (approximately) of the centre who are pursuing their M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes are under the award of this fellowship.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC & ST
This fellowship is also provided by the UGC in order to encourage students from the Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes.

At present around seven students of the Centre who are pursuing their M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes are being benefitted from this fellowship.

For more details click on the UGC's link


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